ASRAB Calgary Upcoming Programs
Children, Youth and Recreation Goalball
Skating Skills and Hockey Drills
Ski for Light
ASRAB is partnering up again with the Calgary Gymnastics Centre to provide a 6-week adapted gymnastics program for members.
Come and experience what gymnastics is all about and learn fun new skills! Volunteers will be partnered with members to allow a safe environment while on gym equipment.
Ages: Children & Youth
Where: Calgary Gymnastics Centre NORTH LOCATION. Address is: #60 – 2638 Country Hills Blvd NE, Calgary, AB T3N 1A7.
Time: Thursdays 6:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.
January: 18th & 25th
February: 1st, 8th, 15th, & 22nd
Children, Youth and Recreation
ASRAB is excited to invite you to learn and play goalball!
Come and try the Paralympic sport of goalball! Goalball is played on a volleyball sized court with tactile tape, an audible ball, and eye shades.
Discover how to play and develop some new skills!
All abilities are welcome. All equipment is provided. All you need to do is show up and have fun!
Cost: Free for members
Location: Bob Niven Training Centre (Winsport), 88 Canada Olympic Rd SW, Calgary, AB T3B 5R5
Time: Sundays 10 a.m. to 12 p.m.
January: 14th, 21st, & 28th
February: 4th, 11th, & 18th
March: 3rd, 10th, 17th, & 24th
April: 7th, 14th, & 28th
Skating Skills and Hockey Drills
Join our program for some fun on the ice!
This program is aimed at developing and enhancing skating skills and practicing hockey drills to prepare you for the sport of blind hockey or fine-tune your skills!
One half of the ice will be devoted to learning how to skate and the other half will be devoted to learning blind hockey skills and drills.
Participants will need: hockey helmet, skates, a stick, and normal warm-weather clothing including gloves, as the rink is cool. Elbow pads and knee pads are recommended.
If you need to rent gear, please contact us for options.
Ages: All ages
Where: YYC Hockey Hub (10 Stonehill Pl NE #150, Calgary, AB T3N 1T7)
Cost: $50 for members.
Time: Sundays, 1:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m.
February: 11th, 25th
March: 3rd, 10th, 17th
Come catch a breath of fresh air and join in on our walking club! Walking club will be held at different parks and walking paths around the Calgary area. Walking Club will take place outdoors depending on weather conditions.
Dates: Every Sunday (weather permitting and excluding long weekends)
Time: From 2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Where: Locations to be announced via e-mail after registration.
Registration: Please register by emailing Program.firstname.lastname@example.org with participants age, name and phone number.
Volunteers Needed: contact above e-mail if interested
Programs Provided by Other Organizations
Ski for Light Canada
Ski for Light Canada’s mission is to host a welcoming and accessible annual event that provides an opportunity for blind and visually impaired adults to experience cross-country skiing in Canada.
Each winter, Ski for Light Canada hosts a week-long cross-country ski event in Western Canada. At the event, blind and visually impaired adults are paired for the week with a sighted cross-country skier who acts as a guide. The blind or visually impaired person skis in tracks groomed into the snow, while the guide skis in a parallel set of tracks. The guide provides directions, skiing tips, as well as support and encouragement. The event incorporates lots of skiing, fun and social opportunities!
When: January 22-28, 2024
Where: William Watson Lodge, Kananaskis Alberta
Registration: Please register by following this link.
Please join ASRAB, to have access to sport and recreation programming for persons with visual impairment. Memberships are on a calendar year (January 1-December 31).
$20.00 for Individuals [to a maximum of $40.00 per family]
We now have online forms that allow you to complete your membership online and use a credit card to make payment.
ASRAB relies on support from community members like you to make adapted sport accessible and affordable to all Albertans with a visual impairment. Please donate today.